Thursday, June 18, 2009

"What is a Treasury?" you ask!

For those who don't know, Etsy is an online marketplace sort of like a huge mall with thousands of stores inside. That is where I have one of my stores. Everything is supposed to be handmade unless it is listed as a "supply" to make things from such as fabric or purse handles. One of the fun features of Etsy is the treasury. It is a curated area in which other etsy members select 12 items from the millions of items for sale and they feature them in their little treasury. Sometimes it is things that they personally have on their wishlist. Other times they choose items that go together for their colors or themes. It is just an honor because the ones making the treasuries are your peers. Most etsy employees are artists as well, so some treasuries are made by them but most are made by other sellers. There are a limited number of treasuries at any one time and you have to be super quick to snag one. Etsy staff chooses their front pages from the treasuries, so if you are featured in a well done treasury, it gives a wonderful opportunity to gain more exposure for your shop. Hope this explains it a little better.

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